Despite playing with just seven Warriors in uniform, the Cal State Stanislaus women's basketball team put up a good fight before falling to Cal State East Bay, 67-59, Saturday night.
Erin Godde had a career game as she scored a personal best 17 points to lead the Warriors. Four of the six Warriors who saw action on the court scored at least 11 points. However, Cal State Stanislaus dropped to 5-11 overall and 2-10 in the California Collegiate Athletic Association.
Godde was once again sharp with her shooting, this time connecting on 7 of 14 field goal attempts. Three of those made buckets were three-pointers, another career-high. The sophomore forward was also one of three Warriors to pull seven rebounds on the night. Godde was 5-for-9 shooting Friday night at Monterey Bay.
Jameiz Terrell scored 16 points for the second consecutive night by hitting 7 of 8 free throw tries. Briana Cotton and Rosa Tirado each scored 11 points. Cotton also had seven rebounds, a career-high, as did Lauren Godde.
Cal State East Bay, now 6-11 overall and 3-8 in the CCAA, was led by Marlene MacMillan. MacMillan scored 25 points and grabbed 13 rebounds. The Pioneers out-rebounded Stanislaus, 52-27, including 23 offensive rebounds.
The Warriors stayed in the game, despite being out-rebounded and out-manned, with their long-range shooting. They connected on 8 of 27 tries (versus CSUEB's 0-for-15 night from beyond the arc). Erin Godde and Cotton each had three three-pointers.
After a tight first half - no one led by more than five points - the Pioneers came out on fire in the second after trailing 34-30 at the break. After a Erin Godde jumper to start the half, Cal State East Bay scored six straight for an 8-point lead. But the Warriors battled back moments later. A Tirado jumper, followed by a Cotton trey gave CSUS a 48-45 lead eight minutes into the second half.
The game would remain close until the final minute when East Bay made six straight free throws for a 10-point lead. Erin Godde made a jumper with 13 seconds left for the final score.